Comic Book Series ‘Powers’ Green Lit for TV Series

It looks like highly acclaimed creator owned comic series ‘Powers‘ might be getting a television series soon. Written by Brian Michael Bendis (Avengers and Ultimate Spider-Man) with art by Michael Avon Oeming (Judge Dredd and B.P.R.D.: The Soul of Venice) ‘Powers’ follows the stories of a pair of homicide detectives Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim who investigate murder cases which involves super powers. Television network FX has recently green lit the pilot for ‘Powers’. This was especially exciting for co-creator Bendis because it was Sony who first opition for the comic book series with the hopes of creating a ‘Powers’ feature film.


“God bless Sony. Every year, they wrote a check. It was a nice bit of money and it freed us up to create more ‘Powers.’ That was great, but we did hope they’d make an adaptation one day. After a few years, it got to a point where there was so much money attached to it with directors, producers and people who had been paid fees in the past, that unless someone like Brad Pitt came on board, we had to forget about it,” Bendis said in an interview.



Television writer and producer Charles ‘Chic’ Eglee has been tapped for the pilot and potential series.  Known for his work on police dramas such as ‘Hill Street Blues‘, ‘The Shield‘, as well as the Showtime hit ‘Dexter‘, and more recently AMC‘s ‘The Walking Dead‘.  With a line up like that it won’t be much of a suprise for the ‘Powers’ series to become a big hit.


So far Film and television veteran Charles S. Dutton (Alien 3 and Gothika) is the first to have been officially cast in the pilot as Captain Cross, head of the homicide department where characters Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim are assigned to investigate super power related crimes. Co-Creator Michael Avon Oeming has once mentioned his favorite to play leading man Christan Walker would be Nathan Fillion (Firefly and Castle). And recent reports has stated Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights) has been sought out by FX.

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